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Psalm 140 ASV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Deliver me, O Jehovah, from the evil man; Preserve me from the violent man: 1 Rescue me, O LORD, from evil men; protect me from men of violence,
2 Who devise mischiefs in their heart; Continually do they gather themselves together for war. 2 who devise evil plans in their hearts and stir up war every day.
3 They have sharpened their tongue like a serpent; Adders' poison is under their lips. [Selah 3 They make their tongues as sharp as a serpent's; the poison of vipers is on their lips. "Selah"
4 Keep me, O Jehovah, from the hands of the wicked; Preserve me from the violent man: Who have purposed to thrust aside my steps. 4 Keep me, O LORD, from the hands of the wicked; protect me from men of violence who plan to trip my feet.
5 The proud have hid a snare for me, and cords; They have spread a net by the wayside; They have set gins for me. [Selah 5 Proud men have hidden a snare for me; they have spread out the cords of their net and have set traps for me along my path. "Selah"
6 I said unto Jehovah, Thou art my God: Give ear unto the voice of my supplications, O Jehovah. 6 O LORD, I say to you, "You are my God." Hear, O LORD, my cry for mercy.
7 O Jehovah the Lord, the strength of my salvation, Thou hast covered my head in the day of battle. 7 O Sovereign LORD, my strong deliverer, who shields my head in the day of battle--
8 Grant not, O Jehovah, the desires of the wicked; Further not his evil device, [lest] they exalt themselves. [Selah 8 do not grant the wicked their desires, O LORD; do not let their plans succeed, or they will become proud. "Selah"
9 As for the head of those that compass me about, Let the mischief of their own lips cover them. 9 Let the heads of those who surround me be covered with the trouble their lips have caused.
10 Let burning coals fall upon them: Let them be cast into the fire, Into deep pits, whence they shall not rise. 10 Let burning coals fall upon them; may they be thrown into the fire, into miry pits, never to rise.
11 An evil speaker shall not be established in the earth: Evil shall hunt the violent man to overthrow him. 11 Let slanderers not be established in the land; may disaster hunt down men of violence.
12 I know that Jehovah will maintain the cause of the afflicted, And justice for the needy. 12 I know that the LORD secures justice for the poor and upholds the cause of the needy.
13 Surely the righteous shall give thanks unto thy name: The upright shall dwell in thy presence. 13 Surely the righteous will praise your name and the upright will live before you.